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What to Consider When Investing in a Truck Loading Fall Protection System

Regardless of your industry, ensuring your staff is safe from fall hazards is crucial for your business. This is especially true if your facility loads and unloads trucks. However, implementing a fall protection system for truck loading can be a complex challenge, as many factors can affect what would make the best system for your facility. Fortunately, Northern Platforms is here to help! As an exclusive dealer of SafeRack truck-loading fall protection equipment, our team is well acquainted with the many factors that influence fall protection systems. Continue reading to learn more about the factors you need to consider when investing in a truck-loading fall protection system.

Prioritize Fall Protection

Proper truck loading fall protection is vital for ensuring your employees are safe. Flatbeds, box trucks, and tanker trucks all have their own access points, access challenges and fall hazards that you need to be aware of. Moreover, the same can be said for different truck loading facilities, such as truck weigh stations and multibay trailer terminals. Suppose you’re loading trucks at a terminal or point of delivery. In that case, it’s critical that you have a safe means of accessing those trucks, tankers, and trailers. A truck loading fall protection system can ensure that your drivers and staff are safe throughout the loading and unloading process. Whether you require a permanent fall protection system or a temporary one, Northern Platforms has the OSHA/OH&S-compliant fall protection solutions you need.

Design Considerations

To implement an effective fall protection system for your truck loading process, there are a few factors you need to consider. Some factors to consider include trailer styles, the volume of traffic, the layout of the loading terminal, the location of the loading dock (indoors or outside), the presence of overhead cranes and more. For instance, say your truck loading facility primarily deals with tankers and bulk solid haulers. If that’s the case, a permanent loading platform with gangways is a great option to allow your personnel to safely reach the tops of these trailers. However, every truck loading fall protection system will be unique to the facility and trucks it’s working with.

Fortunately, the team at Northern Platforms can help you find the right fall protection system for your truck-loading facility. As the exclusive Canadian distributor of SafeRack products, Northern Platforms has the truck-loading fall protection equipment you need to keep your staff safe and ensure your worksite complies with OHSA/ OH&S fall protection regulations.

Truck Loading Fall Protection Systems from Northern Platforms

At Northern Platforms, our team is proud to provide our customers with a wide range of OHSA/ OH&S and IBC-compliant truck loading fall protection equipment. From mobile rolling stairs, such as the RollaStep, to truck loading platforms, gangways and OPW loading arms, Northern Platforms is your trusted source for SafeRack truck loading fall protection. Our fall protection experts can visit your facility to determine the best truck loading fall protection system for your site and applications.

Regardless of the type of truck loading facility or industry you’re working in, Northern Platforms is here to ensure your site is safe and accessible. Contact us today to learn more about truck loading fall protection and how our team can help you find the right equipment for your facility!